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thousands of dollars on monday. at the same time homeless students will have a secure ride to school. renovations continue here at the eastern iowa city. and if you're travelling over the next couple of weeks, watch out for moving parts on the inside. iowa city is going to increase in size by thousands this weekend. the hawkeyes football and wrestling teams will be at kinnick. good morning! it's 430 on the last day of the work week. here is a live look at first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on a pretty decent friday. while the wind will still be out there, it won't be nearly like yesterday with speeds of 15-25mph likely. highs will generally be in the 45-49 range. plan on another great weekend with highs well into the 50s both days. next week, another large area of low pressure will move into the midwest. this one will be a slow mover and several days of rainfall
continues to look likely. plan on wet weather monday through wednesday, and possibly into thursday if the system slows even more. enjoy the nice weather this weekend!today: sunny, still ndy high: 45-51 nds: nw 15-25 a: 48 dbq: iow: 49tonight: clear & cool w229nds: w 5-10 a: 26 dbq: 26 w: 28tomoow:nny and spectacular high: 54- nds: sw 5-15 alo: 57 dbq: 55w: 59tomorrow night: clear w: 34-40ndss5-10 alo: 38 dbq: 36 w: 39 an kaj. cedar rapids schools could save thousands of dollars each year by changing how they transport some of their students. these are students living in shelters, motels, or even in their parents' cars. the federal law requires school districts to transport homeless children to their original schools. right now, they use cabs to make that happen. starting on monday a new program for the district's homeless students will help about a dozen homeless students get to school.
horizons and the neighborhood transportatio n service to make that happen. n-t-s will provide one bus route for those students. the district hopes to expand the program since they say it means more to students than you may think. "it's always optimal to help our homeless students not feel different or isolated from their peers. so giving them a chance to still ride the bus, even though they might be living in a hotel or in a shelter or at a transitional housing - i think is just a way to help them normalize the experience. the district says it will pay n-t-s 170 dollars a day for the ten students who are in this new program. that will create a savings because the cabs cost 300 dollars a day... 30-dollars for each student. in des moines, a handful of homeless men will see their own handy work on display tonight for the first time. drake university students gave about a dozen homeless people disposable cameras - and told them to document their lives. it's part of a larger exhibition examining globalization. the homeless said they were happy to be heard and seen.
homelessness in everyone's eyes is a terrible thing so it struck me how eager they were to show everyone they exist in other ways." the homeless men will get the sneak peak tonight, but exhibit opens to the public on sunday at the anderson gallery at drake. the university of iowa has decided to increase its minimum wage to match the county's hike. johnson county's minimum wage will eventually be 10-10 an hour, but that will come in increments. on november 1st, johnson county implemented its first wage increase to 8- 20 an hour. the university says the increase will help the school stay competitive for recruiting and retaining student employees. the u-i hasn't said if it will follow the next county increase. republican presidential candidate chris christie will be speaking to voters in cedar falls. he is scheduled to speak at a town hall at j's homestyle cooking. it starts at 8 this morning and goes until 10. this is the
first time the new jersey governor is back in blackhawk county since july. the three democratic presidential candidates will converge on iowa tomorrow for their second debate. drake university in des moines is hosting saturday night's debate. it'll feature four moderators... .... who'll question hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and martin o'malley. people will also submit questions using twitter. organizers say this is the first time twitter is officially taking part in a presidential debate. one person who'll also be on a special voter panel says the format will show how candidates think on their feet. and he says their answers could help him decide who he'll support. " it would take something significant but i always try to go into caucus season with an open mind." a new c-b-s / new york times poll shows hillary clinton well ahead of the other candidates going into the debate. she has 52 percent support while sanders is second with 33 percent. sanders just received his
so far in the presidential race. the american postal workers union announced they were supporting him. sanders is pushing to let post offices offer banking services, which supporters say would help poor and rural americans. "nothing is going to stick to hillary clinton until we have a nominee who will stick it to her. i was the first one to say that hillary clinton lied. hillary clinton lied about benghazi. she lied about her server. she lied about her e-mails. she has blood on her hands. " former hewlett packard ceo carly fiorina went after hillary clinton yesterday in a campaign stop in harlan. she responded after clinton laughed at a former hp worker's joking desire to strangle fiorina. the republican front-runner, donald trump, met with supporters in fort dodge yesterday. in a speech at iowa central community college, he suggested that it's time for some of his low- polling opponents to drop out. he also touched on president obama's plan
to send about 50 special ops forces into syria. he called the number ridiculous, saying if the president is committed to fighting isis, he should send more troops. travelers using the eastern iowa airport might be a little confused this morning. ahead of the holiday travel season, construction crews are moving things around as part of a 50 million dollar renovation. tv-9's forrest saunders is live at the airport this morning. forrest, what are they moving today? well, ashley and nicole, today they've moved the entire ticketing counter. it's now located here in a temporary area. this is part of phase two of project two of the airport terminal remodel. it's started this fall and is scheduled to continue into the spring of 2016. included in the work, 3 new
skylights. new floors and finishes. a water feature on the west wall, which ties into the floor design. project two wraps up summer of 2016. the final piece of the puzzle, project three, which would expand security and concourse b and c, will finish in summer of 2018. coming up in our next half hour i will be talking to pam hinman to get an idea of what passengers need to do differently as this renovation continues through the busiest time to travel. so stay tuned for that. for now back to you guys at the desk. tv-9's forrest saunders. thanks a lot. people in cedar rapids hope some of their wishes come true for cedar lake. dozens were at an open house at the water administration building to offer suggestions for improvements. the meeting focused on amenities for fishing, more wildlife viewing or even water sports like kayaking and canoeing. alliant energy still owns cedar lake but the city is in the process of taking over the ownership, which would lead to funding for cleanup. " 43:20. they're passionate, they might have grew up around the lake and this was the first place they learned to fish
but now they believe it should be enhanced for a new generation. " todd also said that people will soon see what he called 'small enhancements' for families or people who run or jog along cedar lake. a shell rock company that makes grain wagons and crop sprayers is set to layoff some employees later this month. a spokesperson with unverferth manufacturin g wouldn't say how many people this affects. but he says if the ag economy picks up, the goal would be to bring some of these people back. the layoffs begin november 30th. this weekend is going to be big for iowa city - in the number of people and the amount of money events will generate. with several hawkeye sporting events on the planner, there's a pep rally tonight at 5 at the weatherdance fountain stage in the ped mall. the wrestling team will host top ranked oklahoma state at 11 for the grapple on the gridiron. then at seven, the 9-and-0 hawkeye football team will host minnesota. over
100-thousand people are expected to pass through the gates at kinnick stadium throughout the day. every hotel room in johnson county is booked, and you can expect some traffic delays. dogs from all over the country will be splashing into dubuque today. the dockdogs world championships is going on in dubuque. it's a nation-wide dog- jumping aquatics competition, and events go until sunday. this is video from a smaller competition in coralville this summer. events include big air, extreme vertical, and speed retrieval. competitions start every morning at 9 at the five flags center. a dubuque county community will soon have a new coffeehouse. the asbury city council voted to sell a former one-room schoolhouse to two people from dubuque. they don't have a time frame for when the coffeehouse would open. a nonprofit group withdrew a proposal to preserve the 170-year-old structure as a community arts and learning center. the u-s defense authorities believe a
drone strike has killed a wanted terrorist. they are searching for confirmation that a man responsible for beheading a number of hostages is dead. a family in virginia is seeking millions of dollars in damages from the police department after a man died in their police car. but right now, here's a look at today's opening farm markets. good
plan on a pretty decent friday. while the wind will still be out there, it won't be nearly like yesterday with speeds of 15-25mph likely. highs will generally be in the 45-49 range. plan on another great weekend with highs well into the 50s both days. next week, another large area of low pressure will move into the midwest. this one will be a slow mover and several days of rainfall continues to look likely. plan on wet weather monday through wednesday, and possibly into thursday if the system
slows even more. enjoy the nice weather this weekend!today: sunny, still windy high: 45-51 winds: nw 15-25 alo: 48 dbq: 46 iow: 49tonight: clear & cool low: 23-29 winds: w 5-10 alo: 26 dbq: 26 iow: 28tomorrow: sunny and spectacular high: 54-60 winds: sw 5-15 alo: 57 dbq: 55 iow: 59tomorrow night: clear low: 34-40 winds: sw 5-10 alo: 38 dbq: 36 iow: 39 plan on a pretty decent friday. while the wind will
with speeds of 15-25mph likely. highs will generally be in the 45-49 range. plan on another great weekend with highs well into the 50s both days. next week, another large area of low pressure will move into the midwest. this one will be a slow mover and several days of rainfall continues to look likely. plan
u-s defense authorities believe most wanted terrorists known as "jihadi john" is dead this morning after a targeted u-s drone strike. the masked man became a symbol for isis after authorities believe he beheaded a number of hostages. abc's stephanie ramos has more. donning a black mask... he became the voice of those brutal .....gruesome.... terrorizing videos.... nats: jihadi john and the face of evil. jihadi john whose real name is mohammed emwazi ....is now believed to be dead.... the pentagon says he was targeted by a drone strike as he was leaving in a vehicle in the isis declared capital of raqqa in syria..
the u.s. spent months trying to hunt down emwazi... seen in these chilling videos showing the beheading of captives by the islamist terrorist group - isis. nats: terror video you have plotted against us ? authorities figured out emwazi's identity soon after the beheading of american james foley in august. the ruthless wannabe isis leader then slaying americans steven sotloff and peter kassig, plus two britons, and two japanese hostages. president obama had warned isis terrorists .....that american justice will prevail. obama sot: if you hurt an american, you are going to be brought to justice in a statement to abc news the parents of murdered hostage james foley said the airstrike against jihadi john was of small solace quote: this huge effort to go after this deranged man filled with hate when they can't make half that effort to save the hostages while these young americans were still alive. it's unfortunate that they government doesn't get it. they think it gives us solace, but it doesn't. tag: the pentagon says it is working to confirm that jihadi john was indeed killed by the u-s airstrike. from what they saw in
the hit..they believe he is dead the vehicle he was in burst into flames and one official said jihadi john essentially evaporated. stephanie ramos abc news washington the united kingdom's prime minister, david cameron, says this morning he is not certain if the airstrike was successful. new details are coming out in the case of the unarmed, handcuffed man who died in police custody in virginia in 2013. according to court records, linwood lambert called 9-1-1 at about 3 am. police finally found him, handcuffed him and took the 46-year-old to the hospital. when they parked at the hospital, lambert kicked out the window and runs into the emergency room door. that's when officers tased him. the logs show the three officers used their tasers 21 times over the next 16 minutes. then officers put him back in the car and took him to the jail. "it looks like he stops breathing while he's positioned in the car in front of the hospital." " lambert told police at the time
that he took cocaine. the medical examiner said he died from cardiac arrest. the police listed his death as an accident due to cocaine overdose. lambert's family is seeking 25 million dollars in damages in a civil suit against the police department. now for a quick check on your weather with meteorologist kaj o'mara.
concers. experts say iowa workers wages were better years ago. the gop blames it on excessive taxes and regulations, but the democrats call for a higher minimum wage. nationwide private security guards are getting scant training. iowa requires licenses for guards, but it doesn't require training for officers. you can read all of those stories and more in today's gazette. now, one last look at this morning's weather, kaj... plan on a pretty decent friday. while the wind will still be out there, it won't be nearly like yesterday with speeds of 15-25mph likely. highs will generally be in the 45-49 range. plan on another great weekend with highs well into the 50s both days. next week, another large area of low pressure will move into the midwest. this one will be a slow mover and several days of rainfall continues to look likely. plan on wet weather monday through wednesday, and possibly into thursday if the system slows even more. enjoy the nice weather this weekend!today: sunny, still windy high: 45-51 winds: nw 15-25 alo: 48 dbq: 46 iow: 49tonight: clear & cool low: 23-29 winds: w 5-10 al hey, there. good morning. topping "america's money" -- a down day for the dow. the markets dragged down over
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